There will be 3 of us traveling to Germany this summer. We have from July 1- July 12 with the potential for adding a day on the front end. This trip is a gift from my father in law and his only request is that we visit Auschwitz and he expressed a desire to spend 2-3 days in Munich. I am not an experienced traveler and have never visited Germany or any of the surrounding area before and would appreciate any itinerary recommendations from starting point to departure point with suggestions on the best places to spend our time in between. A Sound of Music tour is something my SIL wants to do and a visit to a castle or palace is on her wish list. I am interested in the scenery of the countryside, medieval towns/villages, architecture museums, shopping local crafters and experiencing new foods, beers,and wine, I would enjoy any local festivals or fairs. So I suppose my question is with 12 days to travel and explore how would you spend your time? Would you fly into Krakow and begin there or would Munich or Franfurt be a better starting point?